List of Famous people born in Italy
Maurizio Gucci (September 26, 1948 – March 27, 1995) was an Italian businessman, and the one-time head of the Gucci fashion house. He was the son of Rodolfo Gucci, and grandson of Guccio Gucci.
Paola Franchi is an Italian interior designer, artist, author and former model. Her 2010 autobiography L'amore strappato details her relationship with Italian businessman Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered in 1995 while they were a couple.
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on science and invention; these involve a variety of subjects including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and palaeontology. Leonardo's genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist idea, and his collective works compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of his contemporary Michelangelo.
Guccio Giovanbattista Giacinto Dario Maria Gucci was an Italian businessman and fashion designer. He is most known for being the founder of the fashion house of Gucci.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Aldo Gucci was the chairman of Gucci Shops Inc. from 1953 to 1986. He was the eldest son of Guccio Gucci, who founded the company bearing the family name in 1921.
Antonio Conte is an Italian professional football manager and former player. He is the head coach at Serie A club Inter Milan.
Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.
Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle road racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion. Rossi is one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, with nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name – seven of which are in the premier class. Rossi is also the only road racer to have competed in 400 or more Grands Prix. He has ridden with number 46 his entire career, including the years when he was defending his title. He also owns the Sky Racing Team VR46 which participates in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.
Giovanni Pernice is an Italian dancer and choreographer, best known as the Italian Open Latin Dance Champion (2012) and the Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, as well as Charleston swivels.